Hamlet By Shakespeare
There are three young men in the play who have lost fathers: Hamlet, Fortinbras, Laertes.
How does each man deal with this loss? Do they behave differently? What does this mean?
In the play, Hamlet, Fortinbras, and Laertes have lost their father in different occasions.
The death of their fathers has led to different reactions from the characters. Moreover, death has
helped the author in expressing his theme of revenge (Shakespeare, 9). The three main characters
have revealed the feeling of revenge. Revenge can be attributed to their love for their fathers.
Hamlet is depressed with the death of his father. Due to the love and respect he had for
his father, he goes through a long period of mourning. In this period, he withdraws himself from
society and acts strangely. His mother, Gertrude, and his brother, Claudius, the king, are
concerned about his wellbeing. They try to intervene by giving him advice on how to cope with
the challenges. However, Hamlet declines the advice believing ...
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